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Is It Safe To Use Regular Mouthwash 2 Weeks After A Gum Graft
Replacement of lost gum tissue with gum tissue from another part of your mouth. Different techniques available depending on the area and the reason the gum tissue was lost. Most commonly done to cover sensitive or exposed unattractive roots and defects in the tissue hampering your ability to clean the area, and to help maintain the bone around the tooth, ...Read more
What can cause alloderm graft failure? I am thinking about alloderm for esthetic dental work, following advise by my dentist. I need a gum graft on my front two bottom teeth. He explained the procedure to me, it looks pretty safe but he mentioned that gra
What is your goal?: Is your goal to add gum or connective tissue below the recession or cover exposed root. The answer to this question will determine the technique and graft material. Covering avascular root surface is not 100% predictable no matter what technique is used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have recently had an alloderm gum graft two weeks ago. There was a white substance up to the tooth which fell of yesterday. Has my graft fallen off?
Alloderm: The white substance is the alloderm and it is quite common for some of it to become exposed during the healing process. It is possible that the excess has sloughed off which could be fine. It is also possible you have lost the whole graft. I would recommend you consult with your dentist as soon as possible ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cracks in tooth.I need crown.Have recession at base-not interested in gum graft. Dr. says he can make crown go down to cover expsd root.Safe for root?
Usually: We do this all the time and in itself there is no more danger to the tooth. However, not being able to clinically examine you nor see x-rays of the tooth I can only make a generalization on the safety of the procedure and cannot tell you what would be the best treatment for you for your particular situation. If you question the treatment you can go for a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a gum graft on the lingual side of my gums be successful? Or does the tongue prevent healing? Two periodontists disagree on the potential result
More challenging: Grafts of the lingual (tongue) side can be done. Healing can be more challenging and less predictable. If you are in need, consult with a third periodontist. ...Read more
Yes: Not a common area for a graft, but it is possible. First find out why the tissue has receeded and address that problem first. See a prosthodontist for this. See the periodontist for the evaluation for the graft. Typically, they will work as a team. Many good ones in n.J. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on Size: Both grafting techniques have advantages. If you need a graft just on one tooth, the palatal wound of the donor site isn't too bad. In fact, most patients will come report that the roof of the mouth was not a big deal. If you need 3 or more teeth in a row grafted, you may want to consider the alloderm. ...Read more
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